Open Access Mini Review

Impact of Trauma on Neurodevelopment and Learning

Ijeoma John Adubasim* and Chinelo Ugwu

Department of Educational Psychology, University of Port Harcourt. Choba Rivers State, Nigeria

Corresponding Author

Received Date: March 29, 2019;  Published Date: April 17, 2019


This article reviews related literature and research on trauma. It highlights the impact of trauma on the student’s psychology and how learning is impaired by the adverse effect of trauma on childhood development of the student. The implication for teaching and learning was also discussed. It concluded by asserting that trauma may impact the development of the brain functions related to emotion, learning ability, self-control and neurodevelopment can affect how we respond to trauma thus trauma informed models of teaching and learning can be enhanced by entrenching positive education into the classroom, this will assist students curtail the long-term influence of complex trauma.

Keywords: Trauma; Neurodevelopment; learning

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